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now is the moment to rise above that cynicism and show the american people that we can still do big things and so he will make the case to congressional leaders that we must reject the politics of least resistance and take on this critical challenge. joining us now is the senate's top republican who will be a key participant in today's talks. senator mitch mcconnell. welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> glad to be here. >> let's start with what happened and from your perspective, where do things stand now ahead of this meeting tonight at the white house. >> well, unfortunately, as the speaker said, they are insisting on the white house and congressional democrats, insisting on really big tax increases as a condition to do anything on the spending side. bret, we believe the president was right back in december when he signed a two-year extension of the current tax rates of raising taxes in the middle of this economic situation we're in is a terrible idea. i mean, just look at the unemployment figures last friday. all the arguments the president used in december still work today. th
with the story. and helping out ordinary folks . they are going to be tied when it comes . to get out of the big hole we are in, he will go after waste and tax breaks and nothing is off of the table. it would be nice if we can and it is millionaires and billionaires and are for hedge fund managers and corporate jet owners and oil and gas companies pulling in huge profits without our help. we'll have to make deeper cuts somewhere else. republican senator dan coats . mitch daniels said the government should follow daniel's lead. he turned things aroundd by cutting taxes . paying down debts . get it focused on. >> the president and democrats in congress recognize that their game plan is not working. it is time to acknowledge that more government and higher taxes is not the answer to our problem. it is time for bold action and a new plan to address our current crisis. >> and since it is the 4th of july weekend. both touched on the american spirit. senator coats wanted to make sure that the country is in good enough shape . all sides need to harness their love for the country and that we are going to
something big done. the president has made it clear he wants to do something substantial. >> sean: that was budget director lew talking about the debt negotiations. he says the president wants to do something substantial. we found out how hollow that pledge is. the administration announced if the republicans cut cap and balance pledge were to pass the house and senate, president crybaby would veto this the plan gaining momentum tackles america's fiscal crisis making mandatory spending reductions that would reduce the deficit, cap spending at 18% of the gdp and send to the states a balanced budget amendment to the u.s. constitution. those measures would prevent this president from pursuing his reckless tax and spend agenda, which explains why he's opposed to it. joining me with his take south carolina senator lindsey graham. how are you? >> good, thanks for having me. >> sean: it is simple to me. this is the moment of truth. they election in 2010, the biggest mid term in 70 years. i'll quote president obama, we won, conservatives won. cut, cap and balance, do you support it? >> tot
of the united states of america. and the craziest part -- >> the u.n. wants to spend a big chunk of that money on things that have nothing to do with climate change in third world countries. stuart varney is here to weigh in on this. so where does this come from? where does the money come from and where would they like to see it go? >> where do you want to start on this one? this shows you how totally out of wack the global warming community is with american public opinion. what the u.n. says is this -- we need $1.9 trillion each and every year for 40 years in order to solve the climate problem worldwide and to reduce poverty and hunger worldwide. so they're bringing in poverty and hunger along with climate change. >> it's not all green. it's poverty, hunger and everything else. >> but you cannot eradicate poverty and hunger without going green because if you don't go green, you increase poverty and hunger. you got it? >> so where is this money expected to come from and how much is coming from the united states? >> ok, we contribute 22% of the united nations budget so theoretically, if this
. no we won't. we have money to pay it, pay it take that issue off the take. here's the big issue, the president doesn't want to have to be confronted with priorities in spending. because he has a lot of chutzpah. he spent a trillion on stimulus, it failed. he spent a trillion and a half every year on deficits, they are his. also obamacare trillions of dollars this is his spending. he's gotta own it and deal with it. >> greta: i think the president genuinely wants to make sure people don't get hurt. >> we all do. we all do. >> greta: i don't think he's necessarily playing politics some would say he worries if we take some money out of this program it is going to hurt somebody, they all have costs every time we take has costs. >> my point was, this president has added trillions of dollars. we wouldn't be in this crisis right now if he wouldn't have spent that trillion on stimulus, trillion and a half more than he should have on the budget and trillions more on obamacare. but for those trillions in spending, we wouldn't be in this mess. we would still be in a bad spot, nowhere near
this economy and yeah, there's a big issue coming up with regards to the debt ceiling. the president ought to be in washington meeting with republicans, meeting with democrats, he shouldn't leave that town until he has an understanding of what it's going to take to get this economy going again and deal with the fiscal crisis that the country faces. but he's here raising money for a campaign. doesn't even have a primary opponent. >> the president was also in pennsylvania, the white house, though, fires back at that particular metal works plant, the allentown metal works that had been struggling for years when the president visited in 2009. president obama saying while i'm working, there will be candidates parading around the country and doing what they do can which is trying to attack. he told supporters in other parts of pennsylvania while mitt romney was there in pennsylvania. >> mitt romney did not mention his rivals. he's clearly taken the stance that i'm the frontrunner, i'm not going to mention tim pawlenty or michelle bachmann. why's he in pennsylvania? not an early primary state, k
point. that's not a big deal. a lot of that is tied to greece and not what's happening in washington, is it not? >> reporter: let's put this into perspective. broadly speaking you could say the following. if there is no deal on this debt problem by that deadline in early august, if there is no deal you will probably see the stock market retreat big time. if surprise surprise there is a deal, and the debt ceiling is raids and we borrow some more money and we don't default, you can expect stocks to go straight up. that's the situation we are in. what i'm saying is you are going to see an awful lot of up and down with your money hour by hour. that's the way this week is going to be. bill: stuart varney. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton is saying she is sure a debt deal with be reached. >> i'm confident congress will do the right thing and secure a deal on the debt ceiling. and work with president obama to take the steps necessary to improve our long-term fiscal outlook. bill: no coincidence she made those comments in hong kong. can both side make a deal? senator ron johnson, a ne
of a sudden have a favorable reception? >> well, look, it's a compromise. you've got big cuts, and you've got extra revenue. so it is a compromise, and you're running out of time. that august 2nd deadline is very, very close and to get this plan how you've got to move quickly because you've got to legislate, pass, vote, implement. bill: can they do that in the time they have lift? >> frankly, bill, it's doubtful. you think you can write the tax code in a couple of days? the highly unlikely. but you can see how republicans would probably go for reducing tax rates. it's hard for me to see how democrats could go for reducing tax rates. bill: now, before we fish here, though, this cut, cap and balance thing that passed in the house, that was all the talk over the past week. would that survive a senate vote or, ultimately, is it vetoed by the white house? >> i've not heard anybody who has said it will pass in the senate. that's, essentially, a symbolic move, and it's dead as of now. that's why there's so such attention on this gang of six plan. bill: we shall see. stuart, we'll see you on fox busi
for reelection in 2008. last year in 2010 with a big republican win she raised 13 1/2 million dollars and got 52% of the vote. i don't think he ought to be stressing electability. that one point on the screen not said i think was a good ad. >> sean: interesting. she is doing great in the polls. >> be careful about those ppp polls that's a democrat outfit in north carolina. i'm always dubious about what a ppp says. >> sean: she is leading in iowa, another poll had her second in new hampshire. there's some consistency. pawlenty released his ad. let's look at this. >> a lot of candidates who come to iowa and say the same things. the question is, have they don't it? in a liberal state i reduced spending. took on the government unions and won. appointed a conservative supreme court and passed health care reform the right way. no mandates, no takeovers. if i could do it in minnesota, we can do it in washington. i'm tim pawlenty and i approve this message. >> sean: what did you think? >> i like it. it is a conviction ad. says here's what i have done as governor. puts his experience up anybody else in t
to be a big divide. how do you tweak that to make the two of them happy? that might be a tall order. i can't think what would make the tea party satisfied with this bill, but balanced budget amendment? >> right. there has within talk around here unconfirmed that that is the sweetener being added to the boehner bill, a balanced budget amendment. but really this is an extraordinary evening in an extraordinary episode, greta, one that political scientists will be studying for 50 years or more. we watch both divided government at its most dysfunctional. and a president who to many observers appears to be side lined for the time being as -- congressional leaders work behind closed doors to hammer this out and deep divisions whereby a powerful speaker john boehner is having difficulty coralling votes he needed. remember he lost 59 republican votes. you have this large freshman class, 80 members, a lot backed by the tea party and elected here to, on a promise of cutting spending and take one exyampem. tim scott from south carolina was one of two freshman for the first time ever given a seat at th
. >> thanks molly. >> president obama drawing a big line in the sand today. delivering a fiery weekly address repeating challenge to republicans to act -- to accept higher taxes on the wealthy. peter doocy reports from washington. >> reporter: today is july 2nd. the administration says the debt limit will be reached august 2nd. president obama says to tackle our massive national deficit, tax breaks must be targeted with wasteful spending but nothing is off the table. and it is time the government stars living within its means like families do. >> the president: it would be nice if we could keep every tax break, but we can't afford them. if we choose to keep those tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires or hedge fund managers and corporate jet owners or for oil and gas companies pulling in huge profits, without our help, then we'll have to make deeper cuts somewhere else. >> reporter: the president says anything is possible. most republicans are probably going to disagrees. they will not get behind any tax hike. in the weekly gop address senator coats from indiana says the president shoul
should be spending time to get americans back to work and fixing the economy. there is a big issue coming up with regards to the debt ceiling. president ought to be in washington meeting with republicans, meeting with democrats. he shouldn't leave that town until he has an understanding of what it's going to take to get this economy going again and deal with the fiscal crisis, but he is here raising money for a campaign. doesn't even have a primary opponent. >> gregg: might gop governors rally around mitt romney. he is lashing out at the current president? >> i think that is possibility. i think what you elude to, governors think that those from their ranks make the best president. you have heard a number of governors yet to endorse that idea they would like to see a governor as the nominee. they would like to see a governor as the next president. i think you have to wait a while until the field narrows or some things become a little clearer. at this point i just don't think there is enough reason for the vast majority of the governors to come together and endorse and pick a candidate. >>
question is whether they can move, pasoo move past thinking about this big deal, move towards the possibility of a 2 1/2 trillion dollars deal, and whether they can come to some conclusion that that's not going to work, it's not going to get past the house, if it has any tax increases. that's the bottom line. we've heard it from speaker boehner on my show yesterday. it's just a matter of head counting. and now you have senator mcconnell's plan out there that he describes as a last ditch effort, but it's already getting praised by democrats like senator reid and house speaker nancy pelosi, so the going bet now inside washington is that they'll continue to talk to try to get to some bigger deal, but that the escape valve is there and it may be in the form of senator mcconnell's potential. martha: that raises a lot of questions about how a deal that looks like that would do in the house. and we heard president obama last night in an interview basically saying if they don't come to a deal, social security checks are in jeopardy, as westerly as august 3rd. here's a piece of sound,
with fake documents to get real passports and then come to the u.s. and a big part of the problem is that countries aren't sharing information with each other. part of this government accountability office report says "even when countries have terrorist screening information, they may not have reciprocal relationships to share such information or other traveler information such as passenger airline lists with other countries to limit the ability of preventing travel of known or suspected terrorists." even though a passport can't kill someone, it can help a bad guy get in position to do some serious damage. >> travel documents are the same as weapons to terrorists. they can't carry out their plots without them. with our partners, and again, some of that is out of our control. we're closer to a c. >> and this gao report deals heavily with the breakdown, basically in communication with other countries. here at home, though, we are not perfect because since november 2001, just a few weeks after 9/11, there have been 25,000 security breaches at u.s. airports. that's about seven a day a
been surprised in one sense because he made such a big deal about meeting with our enemies in the campaign. you would have thought having been in office for 2 1/2 years he would have been sobered by events and made another decision this is inexplicable. why does the administration go out of its way to give legitimacy and credibility to the muslim brotherhood by announcing formal contacts? what is to be gained? except to advance the muslim brotherhood and make america look weak. it looks like we are the is up can't, please, can we -- we are the is up can't, please can we meet with you. there was nothing to be ginned. why the president did it now and it in such a public fashion is inexplicable. if he wanted contacts, off the stage. why make this an act that gives legitimacy to the muslim brotherhood? >> when our enemies tell us who they are, believe them. there is no mystery. they've openly stated their agenda is to islamize societies. to establish a global islamic caliphate. -- to destroy israel and expand sharia truth the west. it is not like we are trying to read tea leave
. the boehner bill has capped on the spending so that seems to be a big divide. how do you tweak that to make the two of them happy? that might be a tall order. i can't think what would make the tea party satisfied with this bill, but balanced budget amendment? >> right. there has within talk around here unconfirmed that that is the sweetener being added to the boehner bill, a balanced budget amendment. but really this is an extraordinary evening in an extraordinary episode, greta, one that political scientists will be studying for 50 years or more. we watch both divided government at its most dysfunctional. and a president who to many observers appears to be side lined for the time being as -- congressional leaders work behind closed doors to hammer this out and deep divisions whereby a powerful speaker john boehner is having difficulty coralling votes he needed. remember he lost 59 republican votes. you have this large freshman class, 80 members, a lot backed by the tea party and elected here to, on a promise of cutting spending and take one exyampem. tim scott from south carolina was one o
you know them as three doors down, they've had all kinds of platinum records and big time hits. they'll be performing live on our concert stage out on the plaza today. and of course, famous dave's cooking up barbecue all morning long so if you're in the neighborhood, stop by 48th and sixth avenue, not a free concert but free breakfast and you might meet clayton morris. >> if you're lucky. i won't make any promises. friends e-mailed me last night, three doors down, huge fans. >> that could be three drawers down baseed on that guy in the video. he was in his drawers. that's a wake-up call. that guy in his drawers as well as your headlines this morning. he didn't want to kill terrorists in afghanistan perhaps because he wanted to kill americans right here at home. awol soldier may have been inspired by al-qaida cleric copycat to the ft. hood massacre, they are checking into that following his arrest and confession that he wanted to, "get even" with the army allegedly plotting two attacks near the base. the suspected gunman in the original attack had direct contact with awlaki. yesterday
of the midwest. >>> those power companies are asking people to conserve where they can. >> gregg: big question when can folks expect relief from this sticky heat. meteorologist maria molina in the extreme weather center? >> depending on where you live. in you live in the upper midwest or northeast you are expected to get relief. parts in the southern plains, oh man, texas and dallas, texas and triple-digits for days to come. parts in the southeast are not expecting any relief. northern parts, a cold front is going through the region but 95 in new york city. and it feels like 101 in new york. 106 is dallas, texas. so those dangerous levels of heat and humidity. there are a number of affected heat warnings out for those areas shaded in red also across portions of the midwest. that is where we could see heat index values up to 120 degrees. take a look at them from yesterday. 124 in wilmington, delaware and many other areas are looking at extremely high heat index values. throughout the great lakes it is going to produce some severe weather. as we head into tomorrow, it will look better but still
to be factored in as one big lie, the judge disagreed, jon. >> and the state also wants money from casey anthony when this is all over, right? >> hundreds of hundreds of thousands of dollars is my estimate is what could be levied against casey anthony, not only the cost for the six-month investigation, the searching, the following up of leaders, the interviewing, the trying to track down all of these imaginary people, plus the prosecution which has been quite costly over the past 2 1/2 to three years as they had to pay for a lot of lab tests, a lot of investigators, so the judge is going to rule on that financial burden that casey anthony is likely to be levied in about 30 days from now, and for the moment, though, bottom line, casey anthony is heading back to the orange county jail. jon: a lot of people thought the saga could effectively end today. it goes on. phil keating, from orlando, thanks. alisyn: fox news is america's election headquarters, congresswoman michelle bachmann is stepping up her campaign for president, releasing a new television ad in iowa today, the minnesota congresswoman u
in history in terms of what we do with cut, cap and balance. we had a big disagreement last week over the mcconnell plan. today the president races out to your old podium. there's a new plan, hang on, six guys in a room. it is very frustrating to me that republicans are negotiating against themselves. they ought to be united supporting cut, cap and balance that is the best answer to the structural foundational problem fast we have in the economy. >> you are right in principle. cut, cap and balance does what you want it to do. but, it is not going to be a success. it is not going to go through. >> sean: why tkpwerb shea against yourself? >> i want a viable alternative to a downgrade of america's financial reputation. >> sean: moody's is saying it going to downgrade any way. s&p saying within maybe 90 days. >> cap -- >> cut, cap and balance doesn't go as far as the ryan budget went. the ryan budget was voted on unanimously by the house republicans. i do think that this debate is a good one to have. what i don't see is the 2012 candidates coming forward on the republican side and saying, taking
the northeast will see a big relief from these hot temperatures back to normal with a high of 82°. texas, still expecting triple digit highs 103 in dallas. raleigh, north carolina still above average high at 95. >> arthel: it stays hot at night, i know here in new york. people who are healthy and strong, they are becoming overwhelmed by the heat. >> very important to stay safe. some areas during this heatwave their nighttime lows with were hotter than their daytime average high temperatures. the entire day throughout the overnight hours they were looking at temperatures above average. it is incredible how massive and powerful this past heatwave was. fortunately, almost over for some folks. >> rick: a lot of people look to go into the water to find relief from this heat. you have to be safe. there's a search underway in western wisconsin after two boats collided. two people were killed in the crash. one from each boat. two men are still missing both in their 20s. one was arrested. another three sent to local hospitals. police say people onboard had gathered for an upcoming wedding. they are look
is coming up on the show, old sport? >> coming up on the big show, a new study shows being a federal worker means you will never die. or did i get that wrong? tune in to find out. and does michelle bacmann suffer from an el i illness that causes her to relive the last five minutes of her life over and over again for weeks at a time? probably not. and an australian muslim awakens to find four bearded men standing over him. i thought i was the only one who had that dream. >> thank you, andy. >> happy moon day, greg. >> excellent. i find it serves to be quite interesting. >> not that moon, greg. july 20th is the anniversary of the biggest scam perpetrated on the american public. >> you mean the moon is actually real? >> no, in fact the moon is real. i am referring to the so-called moon landing which was a huge hoax concocted by the u.s. government and pulled off by the great film director. >> this is where we partways. not only was the moon landing not real, but the moon 1* not real, an op tau cal illusion by nasa to fund the phony moon landing. >> that's crazy talk. i don't know where you get
hikes as well. >> that's the big sacrifice? one of their big cuts is a trillion dollars out of the defense budget because they figured out that the iraq war is winding down so afghanistan is also winding down and that's the trillion dollars they thought they'd save but they don't list anything with the harry reid plan and not to look at entitlements, how could you possibly say we're taking a hard look and making tough decision abouts the future of our -- of the country economically and not look at entitlements when even the president of the united states has had a problem. let's look at john boehner. he says, all right, i'll raise the debt ceiling. this is what i mean by a two phased plan. just a trillion dollars and we'll have $1.2 trillion in cuts by the end of the year. the future cuts will be commissioned and sent up after they commission a bipartisan panel to decide, you know, republicans or democrats to decide which will be cut and what shouldn't. >> and apparently, it would be along the lines of the cut, cap and balance as you can see right there. here is something th
that part of big government. final you have oil leases. if we examine end today the number of over shore lease -- if we extended the number of offshore leases it would help balance the budget. when clinton and gingrich worked out their deal, sale of spectrum, radio and cell phones back then was an important part of that revenue. you can shrink government and increase revenues at the same time. >> sean: you are bringing up creative, out of the box ideas at a time when the nation is going bankrupt this is not what they are discussing this is the problem. the president wants to increase taxes by a trillion dollars. you say he's not going to get it. it is not relevant, because that's what he wants. the president wants to gut defense at a time we have three wars going on. he wants to avoid structurally re any entitlement program. he won't give up on obamacare. -- the imaginary savings are based on phony accounting. ridiculous rosey projections flash flood the interest rates go up we lose all the -- projects if the from rates go up we lose all the -- >> he's pointing at a corporate jet while p
that through the house. by 5, 6, 7 months depending how big the package is the bigger, the better. send it to the senate. the senate has to take it up they will have to pass it and the president will have to sign it. this will give us more time to work the problem and give a revenue neutral tax reform that lowers rates and cleans out a lot of the trash in the code. >> i am angry with republicans in this sense. we don't appear to have their act together. the president is putting his plan in writing on the table. this is frustrating to me. on the very day the house is voting on real substantive kutsz dealing with the foundational issues of our debt problem that would help bring recovery into play why did they give the president the ability to run out with a gang of 6? haehn hang on a second we have a plan and distract the country with what i thought they were focused on democrats were opposing it and we have to stop the measure with the o'connell issue. it's like they are negotiating with themselves and the president hasn't put up a plan. >> one of the members of the gang of 6 the senator
big and spends too much and has taken away too much of our liberties. >> sean: why did you get into politics? when did you get involved? >> i got involved in 1998. my husband and i had five biological children also raising 23 foster children. >> sean: what was the most you had in the house at one time? >> we had nine kids in the house. >> sean: we have two kids. 23 foster kids. >> yeah. it was a great thing. we enjoyed doing it. i have a wonderful husband we've been married 33 years. we were doing care. i had been a united states tax litigation attorney. we started our own business. i was home fulltime taking care of these kids. i was surprised what i was seeing coming home in the backpack. we put our kids in private christian school, we home schooled. the state would not allow our foster children to attend private school. >> sean: why? >> it is what the law was. i saw a big different. i thought if anyone needed a leg up it was our foster children. i started getting involved in education reform in 1998. as a result, people urged me to run for the minnesota state senate. i did i
, but they are big on talent. back by popular demand, the sleepy band banjo boys. ladies and gentlemen, governor mike huckabee. >> thank you. thank you very much. great audience. welcome to huckabee from the fox news studios in new york city. some nut group called freedom from religion has their antenna up because the governor of texas is calling for a day of prayer. now, even though taxpayers aren't paying for any of it, this group is suing to stop it. look, it is one thing to express some cynicism as to whether the timing for a highly publicized prayer event is a precursor to an announcement the governor wants to run for president, but i cannot understand why people who don't even believe in god and hate religion are so afraid of it. if they really think prayer is a worth less and meaning less exercise in futility, then wouldn't they want believers praying more? it would keep them busy doing something harmless instead of going out to the streets scream ling for pedestrians to repent. let's say i plan on messing them up. i will pray for them. they need the prayers, and i need the practice. another s
: those investments could come with a big price tag that eventually will come due. we're going to try those chairs, aren't we? heather: we'll fall over. bill: good morning, i'm bill hemmer. health e. more pain. heather: i'm heather nauert, in for martha maccallum. the white house is holding another round of talks but there's a major sticking point, republicans digging in against any tax hikes. >> there was never any agreement to allow tax rates to go up, in any discussion i've ever had with the white house. not once. bill: democrats pushing for those new taxes to bring down the debt. republicans calling for deeper spending cuts. the president calls for a deal by july 22. that's ten days from now. that way, congress has time to pass it before the august 2nd deadline. that's when many in the administration argue that we will start defaulting on some of our bills. stuart varney, fox business network, leading our coverage, good morning. what's this charge about spending later, stuart? >> listen very carefully to what the president said yesterday and he was quite clear, i think, in saying
. here's the problem, your kids, my kids, are living under a big sword of these trillions of dollars worth of national debt it going to come back and destroy the economy. >> sean: the democrats are insisting on tax increases many >> you can't. the problem is, if -- america has to return to growth. we have to provide the incentives for small business to be successful. for people to want to invest and believe in the economic strength of our country. tax increases are not the problem. it is spending, that's why people don't have confidence. >> sean: then senator mccain nell, walk john boehner through what they should do. -- >> first of all, i'm not there. if i were, i would say that the reforms savings are critical. secondly, i'm not opposed to tax reform. i'm not opposed to the idea that many so of these loopholes that lobbyists put in the bills are eliminated as longs attacks come down on corporations. bill clinton supports that. there's nothing wrong with closing loopholes longer term. they will spend the tax increase and not make the savings. >> sean: exactly. up front, meaning righ
migraine headaches and takes medication for them. boy, that is a big story. that is nonsense that one has to endure running for president. it fries my bacon that the worse criticism of michelle bachmann gets headaches. good grief the presidency is a headache. you can see she has unfailing energy and hardly seems incapacitated . i get so tired of the saint was journalism demanding to see the medical records of a female presidential candidate because i staffer who couldn't keep up with them. that is losing one headache and only people i have less use for with someone who does that to a former boss is the gum shoe reporter who usually smells a story. what he usually smells is his own self. brian left on the stage to confront and demand that she answer his questions and got upset when the staffers treated him like the incontract jerk he can be. being on the receiving end of his brand of reporting, i realized that he is less the cause of a headache for michelle bachmann and more a pain in the other end of one's anatomy. reporters have a right to ask questions but not demand answers to question
? >> no figure put on it, but make it competitive. bring it down maybe 20, 25%. give 'em a big 10, 15-point cut, and some of that money will come back to america. that is the argument at least, bill, and it's part of this debt reduction debate. it's in there. bill: you lay it out there. thank you, stuart. catch you on fbn in a minute. >> all right. let's put the debt deadline in perspective for you. the u.s. treasury department expects the u.s. to face default on some of its commitments by august 2nd. administration aides say that an agreement must actually be reached, though, by july 22nd to give congress time to draft and pass any bill. the numbers show the amount of debt held by the public has grown 54% under president obama. bill: cuts to medicare seem to be a foregone conclusion in this budget battle, but will republicans accept any tax increases? in a moment we'll talk to republican senator rob port match of ohio, he was -- portman of ohio, he was here live to tell us what was on the table as of this morning. stay tuned for that. alisyn: our other top story this morning, after three years
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